Mohr, Abraham Menahem Mendel
- (1815-68)Galician Hebrew scholar and maskil. He was born in Lemberg. His writings, in Hebrew and Yiddish, include a geography of Palestine and its Jewish inhabitants, Purim plays, and editions of Mikveh Yisrael by Manasseh ben Israel and La-Yesharim Tehillah by Moses Hayyim Luzzatto. He also published a Yiddish newspaper.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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